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Defense Ministry Intelligence: 3 Militants Killed, 9 Wounded In Skirmish Between Them January 16

Defense Ministry Intelligence: 3 Militants Killed, 9 Wounded In Skirmish Between Them January 16

The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine says three militants were killed and nine wounded in skirmish between them on January 16.

The press service of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry announced this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"On January 16, in the 1st motor rifle battalion of the 9th separate assault motor rifle regiment of marines as a result of a fight with using weapons between the armed forces of Russia and contractors from the local population three soldiers were killed and nine got injures", the statement reads.

According to the statement, as at Tuesday, up to 80 soldiers of the 6th separate motor rifle regiment of the 2nd Army Corps in Kadievka willfully left the division.

It is reported that the actual number of defectors in the regiment is significantly bigger.

In order to conceal this fact from the Russian command, the commander of the 6th separate motor rifle regiment decided in the preparation of information indicate defectors as on leave or dismissed from the service.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine says 20 militants got injuries and wounds as a result of a conflict with soldiers of the Russian Spetznaz in Novoazovske, Donetsk region.


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